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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,034 People

    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I thought I was better.

    ..I'm not. I want to cut right now. If I tell my mom she'll get really worried especially because she thinks I haven't done it in 3 years. My friend isn't answering. I feel hopeless right now. I don't know why I'm alive, I'm worthless and I'll never be good enough. I wish I could...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I have just been discharged from my section

    and everything is worse than ever. I feel like they've just abandoned me and left me all alone to die. Like I'm not sick enough anymore. I miss the safety and security of the ward and feel worse than ever now I've got my wish and have been let out. For the first time in many...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    No one can save me from myself anymore.

    Forced to be on these useless drugs that task horrible and i get nothing out of it. Ill try fight till my 18 or 19 but after that I'm definitely killing myself. I can take the pain anymore
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    As it gets later into today it's harder

    and harder to hold back these tears. Even on this website nobody understands what I am going through...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    slow loris eating a rice ball search

    that on youtube if you need cheering up
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I found You just have to live Your life.

    work, eat, sleep, play, read, hike, do the dishes, play with the cat, pet the cat, walk, run, go to fairs, dress up in silly costumes for friend, go to the beach, writing, driving, eating ice cream, dig, stub your toes, drink alcohol and watch the sun set, hammer together a...
    AceWarbringer AceWarbringer 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I've got the grandular fever.

    My friends think its a joke and always say that im a manwhore and that i always kiss every girl i see. I know they are joking, but still it hurts that they not take me seriously. My parents are even worse. They think im seeking attention and that i dont sleep enough. Thats not...
    xWikish xWikish 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Dear people who don't understand depression,

    If you lived with my emotions and my brain. Eventually you would cry also. - sincerely, major depression disorder
    theoctopusesbowtie theoctopusesbowtie 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    This is one of my favorite posts.

    ..and it's how I feel about my friends here.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I'm just sitting here,

    waiting for somebody to save me from my depression just by listening and really caring. That's all I've needed for years.
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've lost a Aunt an Uncle to depression.

    My girlfriend has depression and now I can't talk to her because she can't be in a relationship and her parents hate me because of the stupid things I wrote to her. I wish I could fix the things I did wrong and had my family back and still be with the girl I love. I love her...
    FortunateAce4 FortunateAce4 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    PurpleRose95 PurpleRose95 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    'Oh you're the reason I get out of bed Still

    can't fight the feeling this is meaningless' These two lines are how I've always lived my life, prior to where I am now. I've never been able to be happy with just me....I mean I never had low self-esteem, I was just reserved. But I always, always always relied on a friend...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't think I can wait till untill

    Thursday to see my therapist. I feel emotionally dead and I just wish that I wasn't born. If I wasn't so many life's wouldn't be as miserable. My mum would if been able to go through college and not blame me for her life being miserable and she would be able to spend more time...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Aplus82 Aplus82 31-35, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    HELP!!!!!! I NEEDA ADVICE ASAP.

    Lol sorry. So this girl from my improv class. She's lesbian and like for a while her friend was trying so set me and her up or something. She added me on snapchat and we started snapping. And that's where I told her I'm straight and stuff. So she asked if I wanted to study after...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I am starting to except I am a loser in life .

    I have cut off all communication with my family and almost everyone else. I don't answer my phone or interact with people. I believe losers aren't allowed to be around others. I don't leave my house except go to work, because I don't want to have to speak or talk about myself. I...
    mel982 mel982 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm going through cutting withdrawals.

    They made me stop once I was released from the hospital. I thought it would end up helping but it's made me worse. I can't get out of bed anymore and feel as if the hospital just made it worse.
    Jacey97 Jacey97 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's sad.. I'm just so tired of life.

    I don't think I'll ever contemplate suicide but if I'm ever dying, I don't think I'll fight it.. I'm ready to leave this world, just waiting on the reaper.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Often when I'm working I tend to think how did

    I let my life get so ****** up then a hole starts to dig in my chest , but I tend to justify it by saying at least I actually face these emotions and not hide them away like most people or try to distract (procrastinate) myself with gossip
    Steve2315 Steve2315 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Your sad for no reason.

    Crying but you wouldn't even be able to explain why. You want to reach out to someone for help but what would you even say. And who would you tell who would really understand. Your alone in it and even when it's summer and nice out and you should be happy and enjoying life you...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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